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Francis Desmond KELLY

Regimental number120
Date of birth5 May 1896
Place of birthMitcham, South Australia
SchoolMitcham and Mount Barker Public Schools; Mount Barker District High School, South Australia
AddressMarlborough Road, Westbourne Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMrs A A Kelly, Marlborough Road, Westbourne Park, South Australia
Enlistment date5 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3371 Pte James Charles Gordon KELLY, 3rd Light Horse, returned to Australia.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded, Armentieres, 9 June 1916; invalided to Tunbridge Wells, England; recovered and returned to duty, 8 September 1916. Arrived back in Australia, 28 May 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 August 1943
Age at death47
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia

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